Aims and Scope

rEFLections publishes research into English language teaching and other language-related enquiries. The journal aims to serve as a scholarly platform for academics, researchers as well as students to promote and disseminate their cutting-edge work and to stimulate interest, debate and reflection on current issues.       

The term ‘reflection,’ defined as a serious and careful thought, is crucial for the professional and pedagogical development of English language teachers, learners and researchers. The capitalised EFL stands for English as a Foreign Language, representing the dominating roles English has played in most parts of the world, Thailand included.


Publication Policy

rEFLections accepts NO payment for submission or publication of articles of all types.  All the manuscripts are fully double-blind peer-reviewed and solely accepted based on the merit and quality. Once accepted, the manuscripts will be printed and disseminated without any charges and are made freely available to all readers via the journal website.


Submission and Area of Publication

We welcome potential contributors to submit their study in the format of research articles, academic articles, and book reviews.  The areas of our publication include:

  • Teaching methodology
  • Second language acquisition
  • English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
  • English as a Lingua Franca (ELF)
  • Language testing and assessment
  • Language planning and policy
  • Curriculum design and evaluation
  • Technology in language teaching
  • Teacher training and professional development
  • Innovations in language teaching and learning
  • Others including applied linguistics and communication


rEFLections welcomes submissions in three categories:

  • Research articles: These are full reports of research projects including background, literature review, theoretical framework, methodology, results and discussion. The articles should demonstrate up-to-date, critical findings that respond to the trends and inquiries in today’s English language teaching. The manuscript should be approximately 6,000-8,000 words, excluding references and appendices.  An abstract should be no longer than 250 words.
  • Academic papers:They are position papers making arguments based on evidence and theory. The papers should offer novel, evaluative perspectives to the existing knowledge. They should be no longer than 6,000 words (excluding references and appendix) and accompanied with a 250-word abstract.
  • Book reviews: A critical review of two categories of books - references books and textbooks - based on content, style and merit. The length of each review should not exceed 1,000 words. 


Publication Frequency

rEFLections publishes three issues a year: No. 1, January-April, No. 2, May-August and No. 3, September-December.



rEFLections was published its first volume in 1999 as a platform for KMUTT graduate students in English Language Teaching to disseminate their first research with their supervisors. One issue was annually published except in 2006 when two issues were specially made available, one of which was a special issue on "Large Classes". Since 2014, with more expansive and active contributions from local as well as international scholars, rEFLections has published two issues a year, including a wide variety of articles ranging from innovative, cutting-edge research to up-to-date book reviews.


Ownership and Management


School of Liberal Arts
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
126 Pracha Uthit Road, Thung Khru
Bangkok 10140, Thailand
E-mail: [email protected] 


ISSN 1513-5934 (print)

ISSN 2651-1479 (online)